Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. completed a system-wide study for the Town of Bourne which evaluated the condition of all elementary and secondary school facilities, with a particular assessment of compliance with local and state code requirements. The new Bournedale Elementary School was completed and opened for the 2009-2010 school year.
The facility combines students from two schools and houses Grades Pre-K-4. The compact design is designed to support 660 students with a total of 24 classrooms. Features include a gymnasium, media center, computer lab, tutorial rooms, an art room with a kiln, and a full kitchen and servery. The cafetorium provides space for performances and community use.
Green features include a white reflective roof, a ventilation displacement system providing a constant supply of fresh air to classrooms, daylighting sensors which adjust the lighting levels as daylight enters the room, and a centralized digital climate control system.
This school design was chosen by the Massachusetts School Building Authority to be included in their Model School Program.